Icon Series

A series of Innovation Conversations (Icon) across the US designed to create new cancer solutions.

Coming Up Next: Icon Summit October 15th. Register Now!

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October 15, 2021 • Virtual • Register Now

Let Your Voice Shape the Future of Cancer Care

The culmination of our Innovation Conversation series, the second annual Icon Summit will bring together the best and brightest in the cancer space. Together, we'll tackle the most challenging practical cancer problems and identify actionable solutions.

Icon Summit offers a chance to influence future funding focus and solutions for Livestrong. Hear from our current Solution Grant partners and help us fine-tune our funding focus for 2022 by sharing your experiences and ideas.

Network and engage with some of the most innovative & knowledgeable experts in their fields. Speakers include technology leaders, brilliant artists, advocates, and survivors and caregivers living with cancer today. Come for one session or all of them. We promise you will leave inspired, hopeful, and ready to innovate!

Featured Sessions at Icon Summit 2021

Q&A with Bill Brummel

"Can You Hear My Voice?" is a documentary that chronicles a UK-based choir, whose members have all had their voice boxes removed due to cancer, as they prepare for their most ambitious concert - a sold-out performance at London’s historic Tabernacle theater. Sit down with the film's producer, director, and cancer survivor, Bill Brummel. Registrants will receive a complimentary access code to screen the film prior to the session!

Fertility Surrogacy

Join three cancer survivors whose fertility journey includes a path to surrogacy. In this session, we will hear and explore the specific challenges faced by families who are in this challenging situation—and how they kept the dream alive to one day build a family of their own after cancer.

Cancer in the LGBTQ Community

Session Speaker Scout, Executive Director of the National LGBT Cancer Network, reveals the results from a groundbreaking survey to better understand the unique cancer challenges the LGBTQ community faces. Hear from members of the community who will share their personal experiences with us.

This isn't a conference, it's a conversation. Join us!

Why Innovation Conversations?

INNOVATION - At Livestrong, we are about finding solutions and we believe that the best solutions are created when you bring together people with deep knowledge of the problem, give them a space to imagine bigger, and connect them with generous disrupters. At Icon we bring together the survivor experience and some of the most disruptive and energetic minds working in all facets of the cancer space to create powerful solutions.

CONVERSATIONS – To find the right solutions, we have to understand the problem. And to understand the problem, we have to listen to a variety of perspectives and experiences. At Icon you will hear from tech startups building new technology, non-profits filling gaps in local communities in new ways, and impact investors changing the way we fund these solutions. But this isn’t just a panel of speakers talking about what they are doing. These are conversations with you – small breakout sessions centered on listening and idea sharing to solve cancer problems which simply don’t deserve to exist.

Learn from the best and brightest

Keynote Speakers and Breakout Session Facilitators will include technology leaders, brilliant medical minds, impact investors, and survivors and caregivers living with cancer today.

Small Group Breakout Sessions: Share your perspectives and grow your network

We know that when we work together, incredible things can happen. That's why the event will facilitate opportunities to network with other system-disruptors in a small group setting. You'll have the option to share your contact information to keep the conversations going! There are small group sessions at both virtual and in-person Icon Events.

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